Oct 26, 2007

Super Mario Invincibility Star crochet pattern



I used worsted weight yarn with a 3.5mm hook. Just make sure you're using a smaller hook than the yarn label recommends, and you should be ok. Trust me, the star looks better without bits of fiberfill poking through ;)

You don't have to join rounds, working in a spiral works just as well. I wrote this pattern when I was still very much new to crochet, and chose to join rounds because I thought it would make it easier to get the eyes to line up after. I've made a couple of stars recently without joining the rounds, and actually prefer it that way. I'm leaving the pattern unchanged though, so you can pick whichever method you want. If you still want to join the rounds, futuregirl made a very good tutorial on how to do it seamlessly - the end result looks so much better.

Swedish translation by Teskedsmamman :)

French translation by matibice

Italian translation by matibice

ch2
Round 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. Join with sl st, turn (5sc)
Round 2: ch1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st, turn (10sc)
Round 3: ch1, *sc in next sc, then 2 sc in next sc* repeat around, join with sl st, turn (15sc)
Round 4: ch1, *sc in next two sc, then 2 sc in next sc* repeat around, join with sl st, turn (20sc)
Round 5: Repeat round 3 (30sc)

First point:
Row 1: ch1, sc in next 6 sc,
Row 2: ch1, sc in each sc across, (6sc)
Row 3: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog (4sc)
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: ch1, sc2tog twice (2sc)
Row 6: ch1, sc2tog, fasten off

Second point:
Row 1: Attach yarn next to base of previous point. (Pull up a loop, ch1, sc in same st). Sc in next 5 sc.
Row 2-6: Same as first point.

Repeat second point 3 more times, do not fasten off after last point. Ch1, then sc around entire star. Join to first sc with sl st.

When you have made two star shapes, sew eyes on one of them, then whipstitch together, stuffing with fiberfill as you go.

Please don't copy this pattern to other websites - provide a link to it instead. Thank you.

46 comments:

Celia said...

I can't see the pic in this post. Is it my computer's fault or has it disapear?, lol...
My kid is a Mario fan and would love ot make something for him

Marte said...

I don't know what happened there, but it works now :)

Mommai said...

When I sc around the outside of the star, where do I stick my hook in? I'm a little new to crocheting -_-;

Marte said...

You stick your hook in wherever it will fit, just try to make it even on both sides of the points :)

Mommai said...

Thanks for the prompt response! I'm trying to whip this up really quick as a present for my husband (it has to be fast otherwise I end up telling him what I'm working on) I really like your blog! :)

Marte said...

Thank you :)

I have the same problem with gifts, I always want to tell the recipient about it right away!

Steven said...

I just tried your pattern out for my very first amigurumi with great success! Thanks for posting the pattern!

Marte said...

That's great to hear :) I hope you'll be making many more amigurumi, the world needs more pretty around!

Teskedsmamman said...

Hei igjen!

Det er noen som spurt om svensk oppskriften på denne. Jeg håper det er ok?

http://virkaholic.blogspot.com/2009/03/en-stjarna-till-ian.html

Dårlig norsk, jeg vet ;)

Marte said...

Det er helt greit :)

Svensken min er mye, mye verre ;)

Aya said...

Lovely pattern! Thank you!

Happyface said...

Oh man I really want to try this but I have just gotten past figuring out slipknot, casting on, and one row of knit stitches. (Lame, I know. But I'm learning!) Regardless, that's a beautiful pattern! My stepkids would love those. This also looks like it could lead me to make stuff to look like the Wizard101 wand cursor, as well as miscellaneous Wizard101 awesome items.

Marte said...

This is a crochet pattern though, not knitting :) If you ever decide to learn to crochet as well, the star is a very simple thing to make.

matibice said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern!! It's lovely!! :-)

I've done one and I've posted photos on my blog (with a link to your page, of course ;-) ), and on (French) discussion boards. I've had some requests to furnish a French translation of the pattern. May I translate it, and post it (again with a link to your page, of course)?

Thanks!

Marte said...

Go ahead and translate it, when you do I'll link to it so it's easy to find :)

matibice said...

Thanks! :-)

So, the French translation is at
http://matibice.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/patron-detoile-au-crochet/

and I've also done an Italian translation at
http://matibice.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/stella-alluncinetto/

Nicole said...

Hi Marte!

I got a request if someone could help with translating your instructions into German, I can translate the instructions into German and send you the link to it if I'm finished?

Greez
Nicole

Marte said...

Of course you can, that'd be great :)

Melissa said...

I love the pattern do you know where to find a yoshi pattern?

Marte said...

Melissa: Unfortunately I don't, but there are quite a few very good-looking Mario Brothers patterns available at http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/ - maybe a Yoshi will show up there some day :)

Joanne said...

"Repeat second point 3 more times, do not fasten off after last point. Ch1, then sc around entire star. Join to first sc with sl st. "

I'm having trouble with this part. When I sc round the entire star... i get confused because of all the chain stitches so around one point I end up with like 10 sc... around another I have like 12 sc or 14.

Marte said...

Joanne: There's no secret trick to it, you'll just have to try until you get it right :) I know it can be a bit difficult at first, but it gets better with practice.

Joanne said...

thanks ! i love your site btw :) i was going crazy looking for a cute star and boobie pattern to make my friends and then i found your site and it has BOTH. so booya :D

Iris said...

I'm doing this right this moment xD After we do get the two sides of the star, this is a stupid question after learning the crochet techniques, but how do you whipstitch them together? (I've never done any craft before and only learnt knitting and crocheting so I can make amigurumi, so I lack some basic skills...)

Marte said...

Whip stitch

3rd-seat said...

I love this pattern, thanks so much for sharing!

I'm a relatively new to crochet, so I do have a question. While doing the star points, do you turn when at the end of each point's row? This is what I'm getting hung up on:

Row 1: ch1, sc in next 6 sc,
Row 2: ch1, sc in each sc across, (6sc)

It doesn't say to turn the work, but I'm not sure how to start the second row without turning. This is probably silly to even ask. Thanks!

Robin said...

Thank you so much for such a fun pattern. I made it out of yellow crochet thread for a necklace I gave to a friend for her birthday. She loves it!!

Marte said...

3rd-seat: Yes, the star points are worked in rows :)

Robin: You're very welcome, glad you liked it :)

Anne said...

I made a dutch translation on my website : http://www.tenderfeelings.be/index.php/amigurumi/super-mario-invincible-star

Kyla said...

this is awesome, and i cant wait to try it but before i begin..what does sc2tog mean?? single chain..something?

Marte said...

Anne: Thanks for the translation!

Kyla: sc2tog means single crochet two together. It's a decrease :)

poohbear102045 said...

I love your Super Mario Invincibility star patter it's so cute. My question is when your doing it in spiral do you still have to turn then ch or you keep going in spirals.

Juegos de Mario Bros said...

When I sc around the outside of the star, where do I stick my hook in? I'm a little new to crocheting -_-;

Marte said...

Insert the crochet hook wherever you can find a space, just try to have an equal number of stitches on each point :)

Anonymous said...

I think rounds are SO much better for the first 5 -- I wish the star was a bit bigger though :) Thanks for the pattern.

~hifidi (sorry to post as "Anonymous" but I don't know how to do it any other way, lol)

cmartypants said...

So...I just have to say that I've started these stars about 5 times and my cats keep running off with one side of my star! I've been carrying around 1 half in my supplies for about 2 years now. One day....I WILL finish it!=)

Shazronnie said...

Thanks for this pattern! I have made mine into a keyring, pic on my blog with a link here.
xxx

cuteordeath said...

O_O that's soooo cute!

Lindzy said...

I am notorious for losing tape measures, and I was looking at patterns for covers on ravelry... but couldn't find anything just right. I think your cute little invincibility star is adorable though, in a wonderfully nerdy way =D thanks!

Amy said...

I realised one star ^^ I hope it's look like your.

You can find it here : http://amygurumy.deviantart.com/#/d4bb160

Jaslynn said...

how big is this when done?

Rebecca from ChemKnits said...

I just found your design on Ravelry and think it is fantastic! (your picture on the blog is unfortunately broken.) I just started crocheting and I am going to try to use this as an opportunity to try going back and forth. Everything I've done up till this point has been 100% in the round. Thanks!

Rebecca from ChemKnits said...

Thank you so much for the pattern and for options to either join or not join at each round. I am new to crocheting, and this is going to be one of my first "flat" attempts as I try the star points. I love it!

Jutta said...

Hi :-) Tx for this great stars. I've posted a German translation on my blog: http://junesblog.org/2013/07/05/hakelsterne-frei-nach-super-mario-bros/

Grace said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I made this into a charm for my backpack and it's perfect!

DO.RE.MI blah

http://doremiblah.blogspot.com

tkdmom said...

thank you for this pattern. It is sooooooooo cute. I have older daughter that loves stars and made it for her. It is an easy pattern and I enjoyed making it for my daughter to love having it in her room. So thank you again for posting this pattern.

Beth